What's New

Jun 28

Washington, DC – Today, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) applauds the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. With over 465,000 Southeast Asian Americans currently living without health insurance according to the U.S. Census, today’s ruling will clear the way to helping thousands of Southeast Asian Americans and millions of others access affordable health insurance coverage.

Jun 22

Washington, DC – Members of the Hmong Baptist National Association (HBNA) had an opportunity to meet with representatives from the administration in Washington, DC today. This is the first time ever that leaders of the Hmong faith community have had a formal chance to meet with the administration.

Jun 22

Washington, DC – The interest rate on new subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans for undergraduate students will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1 if Congress does not act. The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is extremely concerned that if interest rates double, a college education will be further out of reach for Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese, and other disadvantaged students.

Jun 20

Today, the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) released its report, Encouraging Economic Empowerment: A Report on the Financial and Banking Capabilities of Southeast Asian American Communities in California. The report aims to provide, for the first time ever, insight into the banking and financial capabilities of Cambodian, Laotian, Hmong, and Vietnamese Americans in California. To access the report, click here.

Jun 19

Washington, DC – The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is alarmed by new research from the Pew Research Center which paints Asian Americans overall as faring better than other groups in the United States. While it is important to highlight the successes of Asian American communities, SEARAC is concerned that the Pew research on Asian Americans can do much harm by masking challenges that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) face.

Jun 19

The American Community Survey (ACS) is one of the few reliable and accurate sources of disaggregated socioeconomic data on Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans, who, together, make up the Southeast Asian American community. Eliminating the ACS would undercut the ability of the Southeast Asian American community and community-based organizations (CBO) that serve this population to advocate for their fair share of federal, state, and local resources.

Jun 5

The campaign has been extended to midnight June 28. So it is not too late to create your fundraising page and become eligable to win an iPad 3 from SEARAC! If you have already created a page, you still have about 3 weeks to gain donations from your family, friends, and allies. Please use this additional time to achieve your donation goals! Visit the campaign webpage here. Create an individual fundraising page and compete to win an iPad 3 here.

Jun 4

On May 4, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a Request for Information (RFI), announcing that it is seeking to gather and share information about practices and policies from schools, school districts, and the general public regarding existing education data systems that disaggregate data on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) student populations.

May 17

On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown released his revisions to the 2012-2013 California State budget. Unfortunately, the Governor’s budget revealed that California is mired in a $15.7 billion budget deficit. Despite years of severe budget cuts to education, Health and Human Services (HHS), and other state programs—California’s budget remains out of balance as tax revenues dropped below expectations.

May 7

Help support SEARAC's upcoming Leadership and Advocacy Training on July 15-17, 2012 by raising money! Create your own fundraising page and enter to win an iPad 3. Any amount of contribution will help young and upcoming Southeast Asian leaders across the country! Click here for more details!